The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

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Thursday, November 07, 2002

"Gadgetbahns" and "Innovative" Transit Technologies

"It is the unfortunate destiny of the ridiculous to be subject to ridicule."
James Howard Kunstler

"Truth passes through three phases: 1) It is ridiculed. 2) It is violently opposed. 3) It is accepted as self-evident." Albert Schopenhouer

From the Cabalmaster:

An FOC has this to say about the intense interest generated in this country by monorail, personal rapid transit and other "innovative" transit technologies:

"All these goofy ideas [are] proposed because we pathetic Americans want a 'break-through' that the United States can claim as THE answer to transportation and it's all ours. That would justify our years of ignorant, short-sighted neglect of practical solutions that the rest of the world have made to work. (and, boy, aren't we glad we waited until just the right solution came along...!) It would also provide the transportation panacea for our ridiculous 60-year love affair with auto-based development."

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